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    35 Gifts To Give If You Want To Be Remembered As A Great Gift-Giver By Your Family

    You're about to make some core memories for folks.

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    1. A screaming goat because it accurately portrays their mood 99% of the time. It sits on a tree stump and shrieks whenever you touch it, and all I can say is "same."

    The screaming goat and a mini booklet of screaming goats

    2. A Jeopardy 2023 daily calendar (RIP Alex Trebek) for testing your trivia-loving giftee's knowledge (and yours too!). What is "the best gift ever?"

    the question for march 7: the category is state songs and the question is "god, in his great love and wisdom, made the rugged granite state"

    3. A Lego movie activity kit if they've watched every episode of Lego Masters and want to put their Lego-building skills to the test. This movie-making kit also challenges their story-building skills while introducing them to the world of stop motion animation.

    4. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, a fast-paced card-slapping game so they can destroy their family and friends at the next game night.

    the game box and cards, which have cute illustrations on them

    5. A National Geographic geode kit that'll make for a ~smashing~ gift. Now hand me those goggles, please!

    6. An air fryer to satisfy their love of crunchy, fried foods but without all the grease. They can make all their restaurant faves — like chicken wings, crispy breaded eggplant, charred veggies, and even donuts — with this magical appliance. And maybe they'll even share a bite with you!

    Before photo of sweet potato fries
    After photo of the same fries, which are crispy and browned in the air fryer
    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Check out my colleague's Instant Pot Air Fryer review and I can basically guarantee you'll want be adding a second one to your cart just for you.

    Promising review: "I had heard many people talking about air fryers, and I read the reviews on multiple styles and brands. I'm so glad I chose the Vortex 5.7 quart Vortex air fryer by Instant Pot!! The reviews were great and it's really made cooking easy and fast!!!!" —James54

    Shipping Info: Standard shipping (5–8 business days) is free when you spend at least $75. Expedited shipping (1–3 business days) is available for an additional cost. JCPenney offers free ship to store for orders over $25, and curbside and in-store pickup is available at select locations. 

    Get it from JCPenney for $119.99.

    7.  A cozy mock neck fleece jacket because they love soft, fuzzy outwear, roomy pockets, and pink — definitely pink! (But if they don't like pink it comes in a host of other classic colors so don't worry!) They can use wear it on its own during warmer fall days, and it functions as a layering piece when temps get really chilly.

    model wearing pink jacket with black trim and white fleece lining on the mock neck

    Promising review: "Warm and fits perfectly. Not to heavy perfect for this upcoming fall season." —MaWanda

    Shipping Info: Expedited 2-day and overnight shipping is available for an additional cost.

    Get it from Nautica for $34.99 (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and five colors).

    8. The new AirPods Pro for Dad, who is constantly on work calls and who swears you're breathing too loud even though you're in the other room. These'll block out the distracting noise of roommates, nearby construction, downstairs neighbors, and more with active noise cancellation. And there's transparency mode when he wants to still be able to hear what's going on around him — like when Mom screams that it's time for dinner.

    reviewer photo of the airpods in their case

    9. A bubbling clay mask if you want to give both a fun *and* effective gift. Reviewers say it de-gunks their pores and blackheads without stripping the skin. And the foaming action will make it incredibly satisfying for them to use!

    Reviewer photo of the mask looking bubbly

    10. A Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker with a built-in strap so the Force (and the beats) are always with them.

    11. Or a pair of glowing lightsaber chopsticks that'll bring that spicy tuna roll from their plate to their mouth with all the skill of a Jedi. Buy this, you must! "My favorite gift, this is!" they'll say.

    12. Mario Party Superstars to secretly get yourself a gift too. Use multiplayer mode (up to four players) and race your friends and family to collect the most stars. And with Superstars, you can play using five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games.

    13. A dog DNA kit because your animal-loving aunt has always wanted to know exactly what kind of dog their beloved rescue mutt is.

    Diagram showing breakdown of dog's genetic makeup

    14. A Sasquatch candle for the cryptid-obsessed cousin who is adamant that they've seen Bigfoot. While no one knows for sure if your cousin is telling the truth, it has been confirmed that they'll think of you as the best gift giver ever.

    a candle with a mini Sasquatch figurine and nature elements on top of the wax

    15. A very practical rechargeable hand warmer if they have perpetually cold hands. This itty-bitty bb is deceptively powerful and can reach 131 degrees Fahrenheit.

    hand holding the hand warmer

    16. A tube of Glossier Balm Dotcom so they can finally see what all the hype is about. This moisturizing lip treatment is made with castor oil, lanolin, and beeswax to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.

    Model wearing balm dotcom in fig

    17. A Revlon hot-air brush that'll gift them a magical tool that creates a shiny, salonworthy blowout in minutes. The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it's quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

    18. Or an InStyler Glossie to shorten the straightening process for folks with thick, coily hair. The paddle offers more surface area for your strands, meaning it needs fewer passes to straighten.

    19. A set of 150 questions because they're inspired by the Love Language test and designed to deepen your connection, even if you and your S.O. have been together ~five-ever~.

    The deck, which includes questions like "If you could travel back in time for one day, what year would it be and why?" and "If we as a couple had a theme song what would it be?"

    20. A candle from Otherland's Gilded Collection for an eye-catching gift that smells as expensive as it looks. These vegan candles have an impressive 50-hour burn time, are made of coconut and soy wax, and are hand-poured in the US (USA 🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸). But more important, they smell DIVINE.

    the collection

    My personal faves from this collection are Silk Pajamas (crystal ginger, bergamot zest, and spiced yuzu) and Sacred Dust (palo santo, crimson incense, cypress bark)!

    Promising review: "10/10 recommend and will buy more. These candles are small luxuries to help brighten some dark times." —Lauren Johnson

    Shipping Info: Allow 2–5 days for processing and another 2–5 business days for delivery. If you need to expedite your order, you should reach out via email. You can also visit their store in Soho if you're in the New York City area.

    Get a candle from Otherland for $36 (available in six scents; build a box and save — get three for $89, six for $265, and nine for $254).

    21. A pair of fleece-lined joggers if they're always freezing cold. The plush and oh so cozy lining will keep their legs nice and toasty this winter.

    22. A Madewell leather tote so they can schlep their stuff in style. This roomy bag has space for their ginormous water bottle, a dozen snack options, their laptop, wallet, several face masks, their phone, an umbrella, and more.

    23. A versatile Always Pan from Our Place that'll get the job done and look good while doing it. At the intersection of style and function is this pan, which has a steamer basket, a built-in easy-pour spout, and a nesting spatula.

    Green pan on a counter
    Our Place

    Promising review: "I had been researching different nonstick pans to get for a while and finally decided to purchase the Always Pan, hopeful that it would live up to the hype...and it did not disappoint. It is so nice to make eggs or other meals without any sticking to the pan. It is the easiest to clean. It's beautiful. And it's versatile as it can steam veggies easily, strain pasta with the lid, etc. Favorite addition to our kitchen lately!" —Aniyah H.

    Shipping Info: Processing takes up to 4 day for in-stock items. Delivery generally takes 2–7 business days depending on your location. Orders over $50 ship free via standard shipping. Expedited shipping options are available at additional cost for ready-to-ship items.

    Get it from Our Place for $99 (originally $145; available in six colors) or send a gift card if your order won't arrive in time. 

    Our team stans Our Place. Check out our Always Pan review for more deets!

    24. Pixicade — a mobile game maker to transform their drawings into animated games they can play on a phone or tablet. Yep, you read that right. All they need to do is draw, snap a pic, and a playable animated version will come to life.

    a child's drawing and them playing a game of their drawing on an iPad

    25. A TikTok-famous 1,000-piece puzzle from The Magic Puzzle Company because there's more to it than meets the eye! Not only is the illustration so beautiful that they'll probably glue and frame their puzzle when it's completed, but it also features 50 Easter eggs throughout *and* a magical twist that reveals itself once the puzzle is finished.

    close-up of a section of the puzzle showing its whimsical illustration style

    26. tequila-infusing kit for the stressed friend who could use a drink. Each pouch contains dehydrated fruits, herbs, spices, and veggies that inject their alcohol with a delicious and spicy blend of flavor.

    a pouch of spicy margarita infusers
    contents of the mesh bags: dried grapefruits, oranges, jalapeños, pineapples, and limes
    InBooze / Etsy

    Just place the infusion bag in a container (like a mason jar) with tequila. Infuse for at least three days, then remove the bag and make a drink! They can even use the bags to infuse seltzer water rather than a spirit.

    InBooze is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop based in Michigan. All their packets are handmade, filled with dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs — and each kit is enough to infuse 8 to 10 cocktails. Bottoms up!

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how good this is. The flavor is unreal." —Amber Horton

    Shipping Info: Processing takes 1–3 business days and orders ship from Michigan, so delivery time varies by your location. Expedited shipping is available.

    Get it from InBooze on Etsy for $18 (available in a variety of other flavors — the berry lavender lemonade is also definitely chilling in my cart).

    27. A bottle of wine drops if they've love a good red but want to potentially prevent the post-drinking headache. A few drops is supposed to remove the tannins and sulfates that may cause the head throbs.